Who is Abhimanyu Mishra? The Youngest Grandmaster in the World


Abhimanyu Mishra of New Jersey, is a chess prodigy. On June 30th, 2021, he became the world’s youngest chess Grandmaster, qualifying for the title at just 12 years old. Mishra was born to play chess.

He is a competitive, determined, and passionate player who takes the game very seriously. No matter who his opponent is, he doesn’t seem to hold back or have any fears.

In order to receive a Grandmaster title, a player must score three Grandmaster norms at norm tournaments. Norm tournaments must have at least three Grandmasters from different countries, nine rounds, a time control of at least 120 minutes, and an international arbiter present to make rulings. Each norm is scored by achieving a performance rating of over 2600 in a tournament, and a player must also exceed a FIDE rating of 2500.

There are millions of chess players around the world, but only a little of 1500 chess players have received the title of Grandmaster.


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  •          Abhimanyu Mishra was born February 5th, 2009.
  •          He was taught the game of chess by his parents when he was 2 years old.
  •          Says he will study chess for 10-12 hours straight!


Chess Stats

  •          His current FIDE rating is 2517 (as of September 2021)
  •          He became the youngest chess Expert by obtaining a 2000 USCF rating in the U.S. Chess Federation at 7 years, 6 months, and 22 days.
  •          He holds the record for the youngest International Master which he earned 2019 at 10 years, 9 months, and 20 days.
  •          He became the youngest chess National Master in the world by earning a 2200 USCF rating at 9 years, 2 months, and 7 days.
  •          He became the world’s youngest chess Grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 4 months, and 25 days.


At 12 years old, Mishra is already impressive, by his adult years he just may be unstoppable!